Forecourt Development Manager

Job Reference: booker/TP/17/517
Planned Number of Hires: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Monday - Friday
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 37.5
Closing Date: 28/02/2019
Job Category: Support Centre Roles
Dept/Region: Support Centre - Harefield
Business Area: Booker Retail Partners
Location: High Wycombe

Whats in it for you

Apart from your salary, you’ll receive 30 Days annual leave including bank holidays rising to 33 Days after 12 months in the role and be entitled to join our company contributory pension scheme where we’ll match your contribution up to 5%.

You’ll also receive a discount card with 10% off at all Booker & Makro stores plus special discount days over the course of the year of up to 20%. There’s also our Save As You Earn scheme which you can join each year which allows you to save tax free with the option to buy company shares at a discounted rate (T’s&C’s apply).

About the role

***Field Based Role - Covering Home Counties & South Midlands***

The Forecourt Development Manager will be required to maintain Territory Management costs within allocated budgets and ensure the correct category mix in each store ensuring maximum profitability by driving increased spend across the customer base. You will also analyse sales, market and competitor insight data and work collaboratively with the Area Managers/Contract managers to identify and solve operational challenges and issues and ensuring excellent retailer relationships are maintained and customer service is prioritised at every opportunity. You will also be responsible for new business opportunities within your region.

You will be responsible for

The purpose of this position is to manage a defined territory with the total responsibility for sales, debt, margin, cash profit and customer satisfaction. There is a particular emphasis on sales growth. You will be working within the Forecourt Team, knowledge of this industry would be beneficial.

You will need

•You will possess a full UK driving license

•You will have an excellent level of computer literacy in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook

•Knowledge of food wholesale (desirable) & the forecourt industry.

•Familiar with the local area and the social and economic factors affecting the area

•Good understanding of cash sales and margin and can demonstrate using them to improve business performance

•Confident and clear communicator & customer focused with strong sales negotiation skills delivered in a proactive and inventive approach

About The Company

Budgens & Londis are two of the UK's leading names in the independent retail food sector with over 1500 stores and a history of over 140 years of retailing excellence. We are passionate about delivering affordable, quality products and making our customers shopping experience one where we find ways to tempt them to liven up their baskets and meet their daily needs. The brands are part of the Booker Group, the UK’s leading food wholesaler.

Booker is the UK's leading food & drink wholesaler. We are privileged to serve independent retailers, caterers and small businesses, from 196 locations across the country, and are committed to improving choice, price and service for them.